Monthly Archives: "February 2017"

BERNADETTE PETERS On February 28, 1948: Actress and singer Bernadette Peters was born in Queens. She is among Broadway’s most critically acclaimed stars, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards and winning two. She has also won...

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ALICIA KEYS On February 27, 2002: Singer and New York native Alicia Keys won five Grammy Awards for her debut album, Songs in A Minor. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and...

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FIRST SUBWAY On February 27, 1870: The first pneumatic-powered subway line was opened to the public. The railway didn’t operate on its opening day because of an engine failure, but within a week, passengers enjoyed taking the short...

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JOAKIM NOAH On February 25, 1985: Basketball player Joakim Noah was born in New York City. Noah played basketball for the University of Florida, where he won back-to-back championships in 2006 and 2007. Today, he plays center...

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VAN WYCK On February 24, 1900: New York City mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck signed the contract to begin work on New York’s first rapid transit tunnel. The tunnel linked Manhattan to Brooklyn. The ground breaking...

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